Friday, May 30, 2014

Enchanting Unknown Monsoon Destinations in India

Breaking the mythical shackles that monsoon is not a good time holiday; we bring to your some of the most exotic and lesser known monsoon destinations in India that will take your breath away.

Cherrapunji, Shillong
Bundi – Whoever told you that Rajasthan is only a winter destination has not been to this beautiful region during the monsoon. Bundi is a small historical town around 200 km from Jaipur and during the monsoon the charm of the forts, palaces and step wells increases a lot. You can also extend you holiday by taking up Bharatpur tours to enjoy bird watching.

Panhala – Located in Kolhapur district and far from the glisten of the city lays this quaint hill station which is popular for its historical forts and invigorating ambiance. Just 20 km from Kolhapur, it can be conveniently visited by taking Maharashtra tour packages. Numerous caves, temples and more than 300 varieties of flowering plants can be enjoyed here. 

Lansdowne, Uttaranchal
Lansdowne – Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lansdowne is a charming unexplored destination in Uttaranchal. A popular place to holiday in monsoon, it is also a perfect place for a romantic honeymoon in Uttaranchal. The town is surrounded by thick pine and oak forest and the views of the Himalayas along with fresh and unpolluted ambiance during the monsoon, makes it one of the most ethereal places to holiday in India. 

Kakkabe – If you thought that Kerala is the only place for a monsoon holiday feast, then do not miss a trip to Kakkabe. Located just 250 km from Bangalore, numerous packages from Bangalore to Kakkabe are available. A part of Coorg district, the monsoons brings out the best of natural beauty of this hill station. A trekker’s paradise, there are numerous heritage as well religious attractions available to keep the tourists engaged.

Kakkabe, Karnataka
Netarhat – Around 95 km from the Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi is Netrahat, which is a popular hill station famous for its crystalline rock formations. Covered with thick forest, the hill station is home to varieties of avian species. A few waterfalls along with spectacular sunrise and sunset views are the major attractions here. 

Ranikhet – When dark cloud hover the skies, the greenery at Ranikhet blooms to it best. Monsoon is one of the most romantic times to visit Ranikhet and numerous honeymoon tours to Ranikhet are available. The proximity of Ranikhet from Nainital and Delhi makes it a cool choice for a quick holiday. 

Dhanaulti – Very close to Dehradun, yet very far from the hustle and bustle of the city lays the picturesque hill station of Dhanaulti which a popular place to holiday in Uttaranchal. When the monsoon sets in and the air becomes cooler and crisper, Dhanaulti becomes the haven for those seeking natural bliss.  Set within lush alpine forests of Pine, Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak trees, this is a perfect relaxing destination. Chakrata is another monsoon destination close to Dehradun.

Dhanaulti, Uttaranchal
Kumily – A part of Thekkady and situated on the border of Kerala and Thekkady, Kumily is magical during monsoons. If you are sucker for misty hills surrounded by thick jungles with animals in their natural habitat, then this is the place to be. Boating and trekking during monsoons in Kumily will be a wonderful experience on your Kerala holiday tours in Kumily. 
Orchha, MP
Orrcha – When the splitter-spatter of rain urges you to hit the road and get one with nature, take a trip to Orchha. This temple town in Madhya Pradesh transforms itself into an uber cool destination during the monsoon making it ideal for adventure aficionados. The dry and dull scenery at the Orchha wildlife sanctuary suddenly becomes alive and chirping of birds reverberates through the air. Fishing, river rafting, canoeing, boating, trekking, camping and jungle trekking and hiking opportunities are available during monsoon.

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
Malshej Ghat – This rainy season think beyond Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar and head to Malshej ghat. A fascinating tourist destination with rejuvenating climate, lush greenery, cascading waterfall and endless opportunities for adventure and activities, Malshej Ghat is truly divine during the monsoon. You can reach Malshej Ghat by taking packages from Mumbai or Pune.

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